Modi and Imran Khan to make positive developments

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call to Prime minister of Pakistan  Imran Khan to congratulate him for winning the elections is a positive development, Islamabad’s envoy to New Delhi said on Tuesday and expressed the hope that such steps could lead to betterment of ties. Pakistan’s High Commissioner in New Delhi Sohail Mahmood made the remarks during an event held at the country’s chancery to mark the country’s 72nd Independence Day. “Prime Minister Narendra Modi calling PTI chairman Imran Khan after the results of the general elections is another positive development. And…

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Turkey will boycott US electronic goods says Erdogan

Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said his country will boycott US electronic goods amid an escalating diplomatic dispute with the Trump administration. The move comes after Washington imposed sanctions and raised tariffs against Ankara in a dispute about the detention of a US evangelical pastor. Mr Erdogan said Turkey had been taking necessary measures regarding the economy in the wake of a slide in the lira currency exacerbated by the dispute with Washington, but that it was important to keep a firm political stance. Switching to foreign currency would mean giving in to the enemy, he added. Mr Erdogan…

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Italian bridge collapse caused more than 22 deaths

Genoa –  A bridge on a main highway linking Italy with France collapsed Tuesday in the Italian port city of Genoa during a sudden, violent storm, sending vehicles plunging almost 300 feet into a heap of rubble below. Italy’s Deputy Transport Minister Edoardo Rixi said on Italian television that at least 22 people were confirmed dead and eight more injured. He said the toll would likely rise further as the rescue and recovery effort continued. Amalia Tedeschi, a firefighter, told RAI state TV that some 20 vehicles, including cars and…

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